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Billy Dukes

Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and their son. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
Doobie Brothers
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Doobie Brothers Team With Zac Brown Band for ‘Black Water’ [Exclusive Preview]

The one-song marriage between the Doobie Brothers and the Zac Brown Band felt natural, says Doobies co-founder Tom Johnston. Fans will find the collaboration on the upcoming 'Southbound' release (out Nov. 4), but can listen to a preview and get a glimpse of the recording process during this ToC exclusive.

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Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’: Everything You Need to Know

Jason Aldean says 'Old Boots, New Dirt' is unlike any album he's ever recorded, but there are still some similarities to previous projects. He's used the same producer and band to record his sixth studio album, he taps many of the same songwriters and leans into many of the same themes (trucks, backroad love stories, rowdy weekends). However, there's no denying that his 2014 album chooses the road less traveled in country music.

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Old Dominion, ‘Old Dominion’ – Exclusive Album Stream [Listen]

Old Dominion is one of country's hottest buzz bands, a five-piece that sings, writes and plays their own instruments. The five songs on their self-titled EP are representative of what you can expect from a live show. Listen to 'Old Dominion' during this exclusive Taste of Country album stream.

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Jake Owen and Ava
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Jake Owen Lets Adorable First Grader Sing, Play Drums in Concert [Watch]

Jake Owen saw a familiar face in the front row at his recent concert in Tupelo, Miss. and decided she needed to help him sing 'The One That Got Away.' The fact that the girl is six didn't stop him, and her mother certainly didn't mind. It had been a difficult few months for Ava Schipke.

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Kellie Pickler, Summer Miller
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Kellie Pickler, Amy Grant #PartyPink to Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant performed for guests that were literally partying pink on Tuesday night (Sept. 30) in Nashville. ‘Eat. Drink. Party Pink’ was a breast cancer awareness event meant to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month with a bang and a few tears.

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Top 40 Country Songs – October 2014

The No. 1 song on October's list of the Top 40 country songs set a record pace for going Platinum. This artist's new sound is an extension of a style he introduced on his previous album, and it's reflective of so much of what makes this monthly countdown. Do you think you know which song is on top this month?

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Dierks Bentley
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Dierks Bentley Buys Drones for Riser Tour Openers

Trucks and guitars are typically exchanged after a major country tour wraps up (Miranda Lambert bought Carrie Underwood a motorcycle after she recorded 'Somethin' Bad). But Dierks Bentley takes the prize for most creative, unusual and potentially dangerous thank you gift.

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The Band Perry
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The Band Perry, ‘Gentle on My Mind’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

The Band Perry do what one should do with a song as precious as Glen Campbell’s ‘Gentle on My Mind.’ The sibling trio put their stamp on the classic while staying true to the spirit of the story and the singer. Fans young and old will instantly recognize this track.

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